The very concept of „The Power of Darkness” for Tolstoy corresponds to the Gospel, where darkness is identified with the concept of hell and death, and light with hope and paradise. The Power of Darkness expresses not only religious, but also philosophical ideas of the great Russian writer. Darkness is the moral blindness of people who commit a crime in order to satisfy the most base motives. The power of „The Power of Darkness” for Tolstoy is the tragedy of hopelessness, a heavy chain of sins that entangle a person. But „The Power of Darkness” is also the path to moral regeneration through repentance.